This concert, recorded to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark musical Les Miserables, gathers the casts of the show’s 2010 original production at the Queen’s Theatre, the 1985 original production by the London company, and the 2010 production at the Barbican together for one performance. Together with talents like Michael Ball, Hadley Fraser, and John Owen-Jones, the performers present the play’s musical numbers in a semi-theatrical style, fully costumed and with all the emotion of the musical’s heyday.
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Running from mistakes of the past, a man finds a secret book with ancient powers – a tool that can give him the answers he seeks. But a Dark Force has been awoken… one that will stop at nothing to reclaim the sacred text. When the book is stolen, an age long batte resumes. But his teacher: a “Wayshower”, can only show him the path to victory, for he must win this epic battle on his own.
Joe believed in right and wrong until… His job outsourced to India. His teaser rate spiked. His wife bailed. But Joe has a plan…to get it all back, and more. Joe returns home, to the last place on planet Earth where real men can be found…Chicago. Joe’s Uncle Dominic is “connected”. Joe wants in…to The Mob, or “The Outfit”, as it is called in Chicago. And he’ll do anything to make it happen. Can a wanna-be wise guy live a long and happy life ? A way cool element of The Return of Joe Rich is amazing HD documentary footage of 10 real-life “Chicago Guys” ages 73 to 89. These “guys” found themselves in the same predicament, in real life, in the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s, that Joe does today. They form a “Greek Chorus” which inter-cuts with the present day narrative of The Return of Joe Rich. Written by Sam Auster
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